International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Global Career Seminar

Program Period

Monday, February 17, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Cross-Cultural College (CCC) is a collaborative education project between Japan and Canada. In this project, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan and 3 Canadian universities ― Mount Allison University, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto ― will work together to educate world citizens with the multicultural understanding and communication skills to enable them to be the leaders of the future.

The seminar will organize students screened and selected from Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and its three partner universities into groups. The students will then be given specific business problems, offered by representatives from corporations, which they will be expected to analyze and propose solutions for. During the fall semester recorded online pre-seminar sessions will be provided for preparation, and on commencement of the seminar at University of Toronto, further lectures, discussions with peer students as well as the company representatives, and preparation for group presentations will take place. The final presentations will be made to the representatives of the companies and organizations that proposed the problems. Further details can be found in the attached syllabus.

KGU Global Career Seminar Overview February 2020 (PDF, 155KB)

Learning Sessions

Pre-Seminar Sessions Online

10 Pre-Seminar Sessions will be conducted starting from late November (the number is subject to change).

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus.

Joint Sessions in Canada at the University of Toronto (UofT)

Monday, February 17, 2020 — Saturday, February 22, 2020 conducted at the St. George Campus of University of Toronto. (During Reading Week!)
Queen's students will check-in to accommodation on 16th February. All students from Canada will check out from accommodation on 22nd February.

Tentative Global Career Seminar Course Syllabus 2020

Tuition and Fees


The Global Career Seminar is a 3.0 credit course at KGU and is considered equivalent to a 3.0 unit course at Queen's University.

Queen’s University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the Global Career Seminar, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for the relevant term and year. Students are assessed tuition according to their home faculty/school. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details. Students may decide to drop one of their 3.0 unit Winter term courses in order to count the Global Career Seminar course as one of their Winter term courses.


The program fee is 46,000 yen (c. $565 as of 20 September 2019) payable to Kwansei Gakuin University. Please refer to the GCS program fees document for further details.

In addition to the program fee students are responsible for their:

  • own meals
  • transportation costs (including travel cost to and out of Toronto), and
  • commuting cost to and from University of Toronto) during the program.
Credit Transfer

Credits are awarded by KGU and Queen's students can arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) through the International Programs Office.

The Global Career Seminar has been pre-approved for transfer as either

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 or
  • LLCU 2UNS/3.0

Please note that a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Some exceptions exist. Students are encouraged to consult with their department and/or an academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts and Science.


Shared accommodation (without meals) is included in the GCS program fees.  The accommodation will be provided at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre located at 30 Carlton Street - (416) 977-6655.  

Students are responsible for their travel to Toronto. Students from Queen's are required to make travel arrangements in order to check in to the hotel in the evening of 17th February, and to depart Toronto in the late afternoon of 22nd February. (All students are required to attend the wrap-up session in the morning of February 22nd.)

Number of Places

25 Canadian students will participate in the program. The number of places for each university are as follows:

  • 5 from Mount Allison University
  • 9 from Queen’s University
  • 9 from University of Toronto
  • 2 from Other Partner Universities
Applicants must:
  • be an undergraduate
  • have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of January 31, 2020
  • be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation)
  • ideally have a minimum 2.6GPA
  • attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus
  • Knowledge of Japanese is not required to participate in this program, but may be considered an asset
  • Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply (Commerce students may not apply)

Deadline has been extended! Applications are still being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a final deadline of Friday, November 29th at Noon.

Apply using this online form

When you are applying online you must also upload and submit the following documents:

*Although participants do not travel to Japan, KGU CCC office requires students’ passport copy for the course registration.